emacs-orgmode@gnu.org archives
 help / color / mirror / code / Atom feed
From: Paul Mead <paul.d.mead@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: "clearing" the state of an org-mode subtree
Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 10:47:04 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <877hv24607.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 4AD0C8CF.5080106@sift.info

Robert Goldman <rpgoldman@sift.info> writes:

> Andrew Stribblehill wrote:
>> org-mode files are plain text. M-% to do a replacement: once you've
>> entered your search term and its replacement, hit ! to replace all
>> without question.
> Yes, one can do this, but note that it's not entirely a no-brainer.  You
> need to:
> 1.  clear all the check boxes and then recompute all checkbox counts in
> the region.  [this isn't a simple tag replacement]
> 2.  replace all non-TODO keywords with TODO.  This is a replacement, but
> not a simple one to do with M-%
> 3.  Wipe out all of the notes that were added with state changes.
> Again, this can be done with a replacement command, but it's not a
> trivial one.
> This is one of those cases where automating a task will not pay back the
> investment (at least not to me, individually), so I think I'd better
> just do it by hand.
> Thanks, everyone,

Have you thought about using yasnippet? I have a repeating set of TODOs
in a particular order that I have to do every month. Rather than reusing
the old structure, I just insert it again from a snippet. That way I
also have all my notes from last month too.


  reply	other threads:[~2009-10-11  9:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-10-09 21:28 "clearing" the state of an org-mode subtree Robert Goldman
2009-10-09 23:43 ` Andrew Stribblehill
2009-10-10 17:23   ` Darlan Cavalcante Moreira
2009-10-10 17:47   ` Robert Goldman
2009-10-11  9:47     ` Paul Mead [this message]
2009-10-11 12:36       ` Bernt Hansen
2009-10-11 16:10         ` Robert P. Goldman
2009-10-11 16:46           ` Bernt Hansen
2009-10-11 22:21           ` Nick Dokos
2009-10-12 12:39             ` Robert Goldman
2009-10-12 12:46               ` Carsten Dominik
2009-10-11 15:11     ` Gregory J. Grubbs

Reply instructions:

You may reply publicly to this message via plain-text email
using any one of the following methods:

* Save the following mbox file, import it into your mail client,
  and reply-to-all from there: mbox

  Avoid top-posting and favor interleaved quoting:

  List information: https://www.orgmode.org/

* Reply using the --to, --cc, and --in-reply-to
  switches of git-send-email(1):

  git send-email \
    --in-reply-to=877hv24607.fsf@gmail.com \
    --to=paul.d.mead@gmail.com \
    --cc=emacs-orgmode@gnu.org \


* If your mail client supports setting the In-Reply-To header
  via mailto: links, try the mailto: link
Be sure your reply has a Subject: header at the top and a blank line before the message body.
Code repositories for project(s) associated with this public inbox


This is a public inbox, see mirroring instructions
for how to clone and mirror all data and code used for this inbox;
as well as URLs for read-only IMAP folder(s) and NNTP newsgroup(s).